Teardown trend gets supersized around Lake Minnetonka

Teardown trend gets supersized around Lake Minnetonka

“A lot of people don’t want to see those beautiful, old houses come down,” Wayzata Mayor Ken Willcox said.
West Metro
August 3

Minneapolis police investigating suspicious death on W. River Parkway

Minneapolis police are investigating the suspicious death of a man whose body was found near the 1600 block of West River Parkway shortly after noon…
West Metro
August 3
This image of Cecil the lion strolling in Hwange National Park was taken from a November 2012 video.

Zimbabwe wants quick extradition of Twin Cities lion hunter

On Monday, Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer said that "everything is just fine,” but he refused to disclose his whereabouts.
West Metro
August 3
Barway Collins' mother, Louise Karluah, left, and stepmother, Yamah Collins, hugged each other after attending the Monday court hearing.

Pierre Collins gets 40 years after guilty plea in son's death

"I hope he goes to prison for the rest of his life," Pierre Collins' ex-wife told Barway's birth mother Louise Karluah, who traveled from Liberia after his death.
West Metro
August 2
This image of Cecil the lion strolling in Hwange National Park was taken from a November 2012 video.

Twin Cities dentist says he wants to cooperate with hunting inquiry

U.S. wildlife officials say a representative for Walter Palmer contacted the agency late Thursday, before wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe called for his extradition to their country.
West Metro
August 2
Jim Derhaag, a former race car driver, poses in his Shakopee office with a lion and a black wildebeest he shot while on African safaris.

Big-game hunters find themselves in crosshairs after Cecil's killing

In the wake of the lion's killing by a Minnesotan in Zimbabwe, hunters defend their sport.
West Metro
August 1

July 22 crash on Hwy. 10 claims a second victim

A July 22 crash on Hwy. 10 just northwest of the Twin Cities has claimed the life of a second victim.The family of 10-year-old Cassy…
West Metro
August 1

Financing tool for Southwest light-rail project questioned by GOP legislator

The obscure financial tool would provide bridge financing to aid in rail line’s cash-flow problems.
West Metro
August 1

Unattended bag scare closes part of MSP airport, causes delays

No explosives were found, but the incident caused delays.
West Metro
August 1
Michael Karkoc spent some time working in his yard in Minneapolis, Mi...

Germany won't continue Nazi probe involving Minneapolis man, 96

Michael Karkoc’s family has consistently said that the 96-year-man is innocent.
West Metro
August 1

Plymouth swimmer abandons English Channel crossing

Karen Zemlin was more than three-quarters of the way across when she gave up her attempt, according to an online tracker.
West Metro
July 31

Hobby Lobby opens store in Maple Grove

The grand opening of Hobby Lobby in Maple Grove on Monday will mark the eighth Minnesota location for the crafts and home decor retailer, which…
West Metro
July 31

What's the next North Loop? It could be Bloomington's South Loop

You’ve probably heard of the North Loop, the industrial-chic neighborhood in downtown Minneapolis that’s the metro area’s white-hot center of hip. You probably haven’t heard…
West Metro
July 31
This image of Cecil the lion strolling in Hwange National Park was taken from a November 2012 video.

Zimbabwe official: Extradition sought for Twin Cities man who killed lion

"Unfortunately it was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher as he had already absconded to his country of origin," Zimbabwe's wildlife minister said at a Friday news conference.
West Metro
July 30

Eden Prairie woman charged in embezzlement case now being investigated in son's death

Eden Prairie mom asked about insurance soon after baby died.
West Metro
July 30

Brooklyn Park pays $2.8 million to settle police brutality lawsuit

A probationary officer illegally used deadly force on a 23-year-old man, then covered up aspects of his role in the shooting, the lawsuit alleged.
West Metro
July 30

Charge: Hopkins woman stole nearly $150,000 from estate sales

A Hopkins woman stole nearly $150,000 from clients of her estate sale business, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Thursday. Mary Jane Thompson, 71, has…
West Metro
July 30

Car fatally hits woman crossing in middle of busy Brooklyn Blvd.

The Minneapolis woman, 21, died several hours later at the hospital.
West Metro
July 30
Kristen Hall led the group of protesters from Animal Rights Coalition and Minnesota Animal Liberation in chants in front of Dr. Walter Palmer's dental practice in Bloomington on Wednesday.

U.S. agencies step up in case of dentist who killed lion

In Zimbabwe, two men implicated in the killing of Cecil were in court Wednesday. In Bloomington, Dr. Walter Palmer was referring his patients to other dentists for the time being.
West Metro
July 30
Hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen pills, also known as Vicodin.

Experts seeking solutions to surge in painkiller-related crime

Statewide conference on pain pills to be held in Minneapolis next month.
West Metro
July 29

Americans hunting in foreign countries subject to few U.S. laws

Minnesota trophy hunter Walter Palmer is being severely judged in the court of public opinion, but he appears unlikely to face prosecution in the U.S.